Creeping phlox is a mat forming evergreen perennial that is absolutely covered in blue-violet flowers in late April into May. Plants have evergreen needle-like leaves.
The parent species Phlox subulata occurs in the eastern United States from Maine to Minnesota and south to Georgia and Louisiana. Plants are indigenous to rocky and sandy barrens, savannas, rocky ledges, slopes and clearings and disturbed sites.
Pronunciation: floks sub-yoo-LAH-tuh
Species Meaning: Awl shaped
Phlox subulata is native to North America.
Can be sheared to stop it getting too woody.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P17014
Found in Streambed,
Around the Dogwood on the left while looking towards the Tea House